President to lift the British ban on ‘Angampora’

President to lift the British ban on ‘Angampora’

Written by Staff Writer

12 Nov, 2018 | 8:43 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The champions of Sri Lanka’s Got Talent, the Airforce Angampora team led by Ajantha Mahanthaarachchi, received their awards today (Nov 12) at The Capital Maharaja Organization Limited Head Office.

They were crowned champions amidst various multi-talented individuals such as singers, dancers, magicians, gymnasts, comedians and stuntmen, at first-ever Sri Lanka’s Got Talent final held at the Ratmalana Stein Studio Complex.

Nimna Hiranya was crowned the runner-up of the competition.

The awards for the winners were presented by;

  • Air marshall Kapila Jayampathy – Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force
  • Needra Weerasinghe – Group Director of Electronic Media Business, The Capital Maharaja Organization Limited
  • Shanthi Bagirathan – Group Director, MBC
  • Susara Dinal – CEO pf MTV Channel PVT.LTD / M Entertainment

A little-known fact is that ‘Angampora’ was banned under the British rule in 1818. However, Air Marshall Kapila Jayampathy said at the ceremony that he requested the President to lift the ban on the martial art.

“His Excellency asked me to immediately send a letter requesting for the ban to be lifted. Prior to attending this event, I went through the charts in this letter. A special gazette will be issued by the president to lift this ban in the near future.” he added.


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